This important lesson will continue for approximately ten days (with interruption for my scheduled Aortic Aneurysm surgery on Thursday, July 27th. Please be in prayer for God’s wisdom and giudance for the Doctors).
“WHAT IS LOVE IN MARRIAGE?
Titus 2:1-8, Ephesians 5:22-33
God wants your dreams to come true in your marriage.
Pleasure is not an end product, but a byproduct.
All of us start marriage without any experience, so it is only natural to be difficult.
Therefore, great value must be placed on the marriage contract.
We must first understand five basic principles of marriage:
1. God made man and
woman different Genesis 1:26-27.
2. God recognized man’s need of a companion Genesis 2: 18-23.
3. God established certain principles in marriage Genesis 2: 24-25.
The principle of separation = to give up, abandon.
The principle of singleness = to cleave (glued, pasted together).
The principle of one flesh = one mind, purpose.
The principle of openness = must be an open relationship, no secrets.
4. We must understand marriage is a permanent life long covenant.
Matthew 19:5, “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh.”
There must be equality = not equal rights. Each has a different function.
But yielding on both sides.
5. We must understand that great value must be placed on the marriage contract – covenant – agreement.